February 20, 2011

Pretty in Pink & Paper Lace Doilies!

Happy Hello!   I hope you're finding time this weekend to do something that makes you *smile*!  For me, that means spending time in my craft room!  :)

I've been seeing several cards lately with these sweet little paper lace doilies so I picked up a couple packages and gave it a whirl.  What do you think?  Aren't they pretty?   I did use a few of them on Valentine's, but I think they can work for any occasion too.

This card is a 5-1/4" square of Pear Pizzazz with a piece of pink and green plaid cardstock from my stash.  (DaisyD's - Birthday Plaid)   I zig zag stitched around the plaid paper, attached the doily & ribbon and layered the plaid onto the cardstock base.  The cute little felt flowers are from Stampin' Up! and I'll admit that I've been hoarding them.  Why?  Because I ♥ them!  ;)

The inside is finished off with a stip of the plaid paper.

And because I've been such a slacker at posting to my blog lately, I'm going to surprise you with TWO cards in one day!  Can you believe it? ;)

This card is a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2", so I put the doilie right smack in the center as the focal point.
The Sending Happy Thoughts stamp is from Stampabiities. Once again, the pretty floral paper is from my never-ending stash I've been trying to use ...instead of buy, buy, buy!   That's difficult to do since I always want the latest and greatest.  Do you hear me?  I thought you would.  ;)

That's all for today! 
Sending Happy Thoughts your Way!  : )

Quote for Today ~
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~ Frederick Keonig

February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

Wishing you all a very

the inside...
 Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays and I did actually manage to get a few Valentine's made and mailed out this week!  Yay me!  :)   Today I baked chocolate cupcakes for my Mr. Wonderful and for all the wonderful guys I work with.  ♥   I sure wish I could give each one of  U a cupcake too!   But, since I can't, I want to at least wish you all a very Happy ♥ Day. . . one that is filled with many reasons to *smile*!

Thank you for stopping by!  Hugs & Smiles,

Today's Quote:
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ~Pearl Bailey